Emma Thompson’s ‘Annie’ to begin filming in Spring

Friday, August 17th 2012

Jay-Z’s film remake of the hit musical Annie is due to start shooting next year, says the screenplay writer and film star Emma Thompson.

The actress said: “I have been writing the script for nearly three years, it’s exciting.”

Thompson also said she would look forward “to having dinner with Jay-Z”, who is writing the music for the movie.

The rapper sampled Annie’s song from the original movie for his 1998 hit Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).

The storyline is based on the 1982 film version and will take place in a modern day New York, with Will Smith’s daughter Willow taking on the lead role.

“In the autumn, we get to go to LA to work with Willow and work on more of the script,” said Thompson.

Read more at BBC

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